How to Double Down on Plaid for Fall

How to Pair Plaid on Plaid

Calling plaid a “trend” almost sounds ridiculous because plaid will ALWAYS be a thing for fall, with that said this season designers really did go mad for this classic pattern.

The perennially popular print ruled the runways from luxe matchy matchy suiting at Dior to Clueless-esque clashing yellow and blue kilts and jackets at Versace and the  ultimate in plaid radness at Michael Kors with the perfect clash of red and yellow tartans with leopard-print trims.

I talk about mixing prints all the time.  I mean ALL the time- it’s kinda my thing but it’s not often that I pair plaid on plaid.

Mixing prints can be tricky enough but mixing the same print shows next level skills.

The key to wearing plaid squared is really basically the same as mixing any other print!  Use one color to carry through and tie the look together and vary the size of the two plaids.

I fell in love with this skirt the second I saw it at Zara.  It’s a winner for the season because well, plaid, AND it can take on a multitude of looks. Everything from festive holiday to a chic edgy street-style look.

Since it’s only October I wanted to steer clear of anything that made it look too Christmas-y.  This skirt could easily create a Christmas Caroler-ish vibe if paired with a festive sweater or turtleneck so I ran in the opposite direction and paired with a non-holiday toned flannel.

By using TWO different fabrics, the toughness of the flannel shirt paired with the soft fluttery skirt creates something fresh, unexpected and fashion forward.

The skirt came with a matching self belt which I promptly removed and replaced with a leather western belt.

Since plaid on plaid can be a strong look I toned it down with simple, denim jacket. Finally, to tie in the green in the skirt I added a green paisley scarf.

The color that brings it all together is the white accent.  You see it in both the skirt and top (its even in the scarf).

Using this unifying element makes it oh so easy to double down on plaid like a pro this Fall.

How to Pair Plaid on Plaid

How to Pair Plaid on Plaid

How to Pair Plaid on Plaid

How to Pair Plaid on Plaid

How to Pair Plaid on Plaid

How to Pair Plaid on Plaid

How to Pair Plaid on Plaid

How to Pair Plaid on Plaid

How to Pair Plaid on Plaid

What I’m Wearing: Zara Plaid Midi Skirt | Chloe Boots | Burberry Prorsum Shoulder Bag | Supplies Denim Jacket | Plaid Flannel Shirt | Urban Outfitters Paisley Scarf | Western Belt |

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36 Comments

  1. This is such a creative look! I never would have thought to pair the outfit this way. It looks fabulous on you!

  2. You look fantastic! I love plaid and always wear something plaid in Fall – as you said,plaid will always be a thing for Fall! I’m definitely going to give doubling up on plaid a go.

  3. I love this outfit it fits together really well. Love the trend mix. I definitely feel that I could pull this version

  4. I have never really been into plaid but I have been trying to give new things a try so I’m gonna take some of your tips into consideration and implement them into my wardrobe.

  5. I love to wear plaids a lot but never tried to mix it in one outfit but I can say that it looks good on you and will also try to do that.

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